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    Presidential Powers and the Constitution

    Legal scholars testified on the constitutionality of some of President Obama’s uses of executive branch powers. They focused on the administration’s one-year delay of the…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Department of Justice operations. Topics included the department’s use of prosecutorial…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified about Justice Department investigations, including revelations that the Justice Department had gathered two months of telephone records of Associated…

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    House Session

    The House of Representatives convened on the first day of the 113th Congress. John Boehner (R-OH) was re-elected the speaker of the House with 220 votes. After he was sworn in, he…

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    Overseas Drone Program

    Legal scholar testified on the constitutional issues involved in the targeted killing of American citizens overseas, such as by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a…

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    Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 1

    Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasized the need to include a…

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    FBI Oversight

    Robert Mueller testified at an FBI oversight hearing. Among the topics he addressed were the Boston Marathon bombings, the disclosure of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance…

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    NSA Data Collection and Surveillance Oversight, Panel 1

    The House Judiciary Committee held an unclassified hearing on the Obama administration’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) revealed by former National Security…

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    Government Shutdown and the Judicial System

    Legal experts spoke about the impact of the government shutdown on the federal judiciary and the U.S. Department of Justice. The forum was sponsored by Democratic members of the House…

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    Government Surveillance Programs

    Legal experts testified on U.S. surveillance programs and techniques in relation to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Members of the committee expressed concern that there…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 41, which provides additional funding for the National Flood insurance program. The $9.7 billion funding was mostly scheduled to be used…

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    House Session

    H.Res. 315 - providing for the consideration of H.R. 2218 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, and H.R. 1582 - Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013, Rules Comm Print…

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    House Session

    The House debated for an hour a rule concerning two bills that call into question presidential constitutional authority to enforce laws:

    · H.R. 4138, the Executive Needs to Faithfully…

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    Copyright Protection

    Witnesses testified on materials that can be protected under copyright law, the extent of that protection, and specific rights that should and should not be included in that…

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    House Session, Part 2

    In a Saturday evening session, the House debated a continuing resolution to extend government funding until December 15 and delay the Affordable Care Act for one year. A separate bill…

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    House Session, Part 1

    H.R. 982 - Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act

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    House Democratic Reaction to Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and others, including Democratic members of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage earlier…

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    House Session

    Following One Minutes, House will debate the rule for H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013.

    At approximately 1:40-1:50 p.m. the House will have its first vote…

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    NSA Data Collection and Surveillance Oversight, Panel 2

    The House Judiciary Committee held an unclassified hearing on the Obama administration’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) revealed by former National Security…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

    H.R. 3309 a bill to overhaul the U.S. patent system

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